Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/23/2021 NBA Odds and Picks
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/23/2021 – The Los Angeles Lakers are going to have a great test ahead of them as the team battles through a series of injuries with their star players. The New Orleans Pelicans will host them at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana this coming Tuesday, March 23. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time with TNT holding the broadcast rights for the game. NBA League Pass will also have the same feed to be enjoyed by their online live streaming subscribers. The New Orleans Pelicans are the safer pick in NBA betting covers to win over the defending champions Los Angeles Lakers.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/23/2021
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/23/2021 Betting Odds
Los Angeles Lakers Betting
The Los Angeles Lakers are now in a tough situation having both LeBron James and Anthony Davis out with injuries. Davis is still to be re-evaluated this week but won’t be available until a few more weeks. The Lakers are now a game behind the Phoenix Suns while the Los Angeles Clippers are 0.5 below them. They lost to the Phoenix Suns by 17 points with Montrezl Harrell stepping up with 23 points and 10 rebounds while Dennis Schroder tallied 22 points. Kyle Kuzma also had a good night with 13 points, six rebounds and six assists. Talen Horton-Tucker had a good chance of showcasing his talents with 17 points coming off from the bench.
Players to watch: L. James SF 41 GP 41 GS 33.9 MIN 25.4 PTS 0.6 OR 7.3 DR 7.9 REB 7.9 AST 1 STL 0.6 BLK 3.7 TO 1.6 PF 2.1 AST/TO 24.9 PER
A. Davis PF 23 GP 23 GS 32.8 MIN 22.5 PTS 2 OR 6.3 DR 8.4 REB 3 AST 1.3 STL 1.8 BLK 2 TO 1.8 PF 1.6 AST/TO 24.77 PER
D. Schroder PG 39 GP 39 GS 31.4 MIN 15 PTS 0.5 OR 2.9 DR 3.5 REB 4.6 AST 1 STL 0.2 BLK 2.6 TO 2.7 PF 1.8 AST/TO 12.8 PER.
New Orleans Pelicans Betting
The New Orleans Pelicans managed to bounce back from back-to-back losses with a win over the Denver Nuggets, 113-108. The win breaks their tie with the Sacramento Kings in the NBA Western Conference standings but is still three games away from chasing the Memphis Grizzlies for the 10th place. Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram each had 30 points to help push the team above the Nuggets for the win. Nickeil Alexander-Walker came off the bench with 20 points while Josh Hart had an all-around contribution of 12 points, nine rebounds and six assists.
Players to Watch: Z. Williamson PF 40 GP 40 GS 32.8 MIN 25.7 PTS 2.7 OR 4.3 DR 7 REB 3.4 AST 0.9 STL 0.7 BLK 2.6 TO 2.3 PF 1.3 AST/TO 27.12 PER
B. Ingram SF 42 GP 42 GS 34.3 MIN 23.9 PTS 0.6 OR 4.5 DR 5.1 REB 4.7 AST 0.7 STL 0.7 BLK 2.5 TO 2 PF 1.9 AST/TO 20.32 PER
L. Ball PG 38 GP 38 GS 31.7 MIN 14.2 PTS 0.6 OR 3.6 DR 4.2 REB 5.6 AST 1.3 STL 0.6 BLK 2 TO 2 PF 2.8 AST/TO 15.25 PER.
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans 3/23/2021 Betting Numbers
Los Angeles Lakers
LA Lakers are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games.
New Orleans Pelicans
New Orleans are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games.
Los Angeles Lakers
LeBron James SF Ankle is out indefinitely
New Orleans Pelicans
JJ Redick SG Heel is out indefinitely
Los Angeles Lakers vs New Orleans Pelicans Betting Picks
Without LeBron James and Anthony Davis, it is hard to imagine for the Lakers to win this game. Having the home court advantage and momentum helps the New Orleans Pelicans to be the better pick in the top online sportsbook to win over the Lakers.
Moneyline: The ML handed to the Lakers for this matchup is at +160 if they pull an upset win. Pelicans are at -200.
ATS: It is a wide 5.5 points on the ATS with the Lakers given the +5.5 while the Pelicans are -5.5.
TOTALs: 221.5 points is the total handed to this game with the Lakers going over and the Pelicans are under.
Score Prediction: 116 – 111, Pelicans